Not long ago, I highlighted Stanley Fish’s critique of the ho-hum atheism of Dawkins and company (here, here, and here). It came to my attention last night that Alister McGrath, a very smart cookie based on what I read of him in the past, and Joanna Collicutt McGrath, have taken Dawkins to the cleaners in a new book big time. For a favorable Publishers Weekly review of the McGrath book, check out Amazon.
Two promo blurbs I came across are too choice not to quote:
“Addressing the conclusions of the The God Delusion point by point with the devastating insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, Alister McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his much-cherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism.” – Francis Collins, Director of the Human Genome Project.
[Ah, the many uses of the f-word.]
“The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why.” – Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University.
[Once in a while (understatement), books by Christians embarrass me. An obvious example: those of John Shelby Spong.]